mxo object does not instantiates in a stored patch loaded unless w file/install


    Sep 07 2011 | 9:24 pm
    hi,
    I built with success an mxo object and stored it in a max recognized path .
    When I use it in a new patch, the object is well recognized,
    but when I recall the stored patch,
    the object is not recognized any more ( it appears with another color and lost inlets and outlets).
    At that point, when I load my mxo with menu item File/Install,
    it works again ?!?
    Any reason for that ?
    Is there a way to avoid that ?
    Thanks for help and support
    sdk : 5.1.7
    xcode : 3.2 or 4.0 both the same result !

    • Sep 08 2011 | 10:13 pm
      You did put the external in the search path, didn't you?
    • Sep 09 2011 | 5:33 pm
      Hi Emmanuel,
      I indeed put the external in the search path at the sdk 5.1.7 level including subforlders,
      (option / file preferences)
      where both the physical mxo and the patch are stored.
      What I deed for a week or two, is installing latest version of Max 5 1 9,
      but no idea if it is related
      I also have M4L installed and a lot of externals from the community.
      Everything under OSX10.6.
      As I said, when the mxo has been loaded once, either in design mode or with file install (menu item),
      the object is recognized.
      If I recall a stored patch, it is not recognized any more :
      the object shows all inlet and outlet connections but color is different like greyed,
      If I delete it in the existing patch + apple Z (undo) then the object looses all inlets and outlets connection.
      So with a new patch, it would work, but if recreated in the same patch not ?!?
      Strange..
      The same behaviour occurs with simple object like sdk's sample "simplemax"
      Thanks a lot for your support
      Ferdi
    • Sep 09 2011 | 5:50 pm
      I forgot to mention that it only occurs with objects compiled by myself.
      If this is related to compiler or xcode settings, could you please help me,
      I am more from the dot net world...
      Any link to standard xcode settings for max externals ?
      Thanks for your help
    • Sep 11 2011 | 6:27 pm
      The answer is : patcher name should not be object name !